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German, European, Central European, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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Dominikanerstr. 6 | 96049 Bamberg, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
+49 951 56050
09:30 - 23:30
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Tallinn, Estonia
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Schlenkerla is a restaurant in Bamberg you must visit. As all places, lunch starts at 12pm. Place has offer so many traditional meals and also you can shooce something not so traditional. When waiting meals it is reasonable to look around the building. There are many rooms. All covered with pieces of history. And best thing in there is smoked... More 

Thank SteinbergSigne
Kleinblittersdorf, Germany
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely restaurant with very good beer. Depending on the seasons there are several different beers available. You need to taste the smoked beer called "Rauchbier". I recommend a special food called "Schaefela", pork meat, fits perfectly to the beer.

Thank andreast456
Brasilia, DF
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must visit this place as it is part of the history of bamberg as well as is a place where you can taste the smoked bier and eat the german food. The food is not very expensive and is very good. The atmosphere is quite nice. The service is not as good as possible, because they have a few... More 

Thank Lagartoleta
Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just had to come here to try the Rauchbier, even though we knew it could possibly be challenging dining in a popular local beer garden as foreigners. We often receive brusque service from wait staff in such local hangouts. However we have since learnt to thicken our skins because these are where good food and beers are! True to... More 

Thank Susan Chiong S
Garden Grove, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since the 1400's they've been brewing the amazing rauch bier here, how much more reason do you need? Ok, the restaurant is so authentic and interesting and makes that unique beer even better. To top it off an excellent lunch was $5.90 euro, just loved it. Find the restaurant just below the amazing Bamberg Cathedral, what a beautiful city.

Thank eldorado17
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly server despite busy time, food was good and the servings weren't too big. We came during dinnertime and was immediately seated, all the tables were full but it seemed like the turnover is quite fast. Food was regional specialties and was served quickly. Great atmosphere in an old building with wood-paneled walls and carvings. Lovely local smoked beer that... More 

Thank Monica J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were in Bamberg and my wife really wanted to eat here after reading the reviews. They were crowded (which was a good sign). After finding a table for 4 we ordered some delicious food and some smoked beer. I was a little bit apprehensive about the smoked beer at first but it became an acquired taste. The food was... More 

Thank abnguero
Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

I sincerely don't understand the critics about this place. You obviously come here to try their wonderful rauchbier... just for that the visit is worth the trip. But when you visit Schlenkerla you live an experience, the place oozes centuries of wonderful beer and experiences. Plus the food is quite decent and really goes well with the local beer. Hence... More 

Thank agg82
MatthiasTrum, Inhaber at Schlenkerla, responded to this review

Thank you for your commendation! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I love beer. Especially different kinds. I have been drinking smoked beer for ages. I was so excited to go to Schlenkerla. Disappointed disappointed disappointed. Service was lacking. The beer, which I like was good. Food was definitely minus. All that I can say is, if you like the beer, stay AWAY from the place. So so sad.

Thank Daniel O
MatthiasTrum, Inhaber at Schlenkerla, responded to this review

Dear Daniel O, we are sorry, that you were not satisfied with your visit. Could you please give us more details (via eMail to service@schlenkerla.de), what exactly was not OK for you and when you came to us? We would like to follow up. Thank you! More 

Bamberg, Germany
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

fantastic smoked beer, regional food, what do you want more? in addition, fast service, rustical atmosphere

Thank Werner H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
German, European, Central European, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Cash Only
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
09:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dominikanerstr. 6 | 96049 Bamberg, 96049 Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Bavaria  >  Franconia  >  Upper Franconia  >  Bamberg
  • Phone Number: +49 951 56050
In the middle of the old part of Bamberg, directly beneath the mighty cathedral, one can find the historic smoked beer brewery Schlenkerla. First mentioned in 1405 and now run by the Trum family in the 6th generation, it is the fountain of Original Schlenkerla Smokebeer (in German language it's called "Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier"). The smoked beer is here at the brewery tavern still being tapped directly from the wooden barrel according to old tradition. "Even if the brew tastes somewhat strange at the first swallow, do not stop, because soon you will realize that your thirst will not decrease and your pleasure will visibly increase."

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